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The Accidentals and Joshua Davis

Date: July 06, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

National Cherry Festival welcomes The Accidentals and Joshua Davis to the Pepsi Bayside Music Stage on Saturday, July 6, 2024.

About The Accidentals:

The Accidentals (Sav Buist and Katie Larson) started playing music professionally when they were 15 and 16 years old after meeting in their public high school orchestra program in Traverse City, MI. Katie was a sophomore playing cello in the advanced orchestra and Sav was a junior concertmaster (violin). They volunteered to help their high school acquire electric instruments and formed the alternative strings club and so was born a friendship for the ages.

Their story is exceptional as they have never not been musicians. They have worked professionally in the music industry since they were teens, launching their first album in 2012, just months before they transferred to Interlochen Arts Academy and participated in the first ever, Singer Songwriter program as Junior/Seniors.

Six full length albums, three EP’s, a production deal, a major label deal, hundreds of concerts in the US and abroad including some of the best festivals in the US, sync placements in TV series, movies, and ads, endorsement deals, collaborations, a sold-out FAM cruise to Croatia, and a fan club, they call FAMclub, of music lovers brings us to 2024.

Releasing Cover Art, their first album with new drummer, Katelynn Corll (Detroit) the band is set to tour the midwest in April, kicking off festival season at Rock by The Sea in Florida in May. They have a second album of co-writes, part of the TIME OUT series, waiting for release in the fall (already available on their Patreon FAMclub page) and they just finished demos for a 2025 Christmas winter album w/ Kaboom Collective Studio Orchestra.

NPR calls them some of the most compelling writers of our time…

Pop Matters says, they’re a power trio whose music is a blend of Neko Case lyrics, Jack White rock, and Queen dynamic. It's edgy, indie folk-influenced, pop rock.

Their FAMclub said it best when they described them as Americana lyrics, pop melodies, and punk energy.

The band says, “our goal is to create a safe listening space for everyone and shared experiences. Music helps people process things that are hard to process. Hopefully, people can relate to something we’re creating in a way that feels like understanding. Maybe, it offers a different perspective, and that leads to less loneliness and more community.”

About Joshua Davis:

Speaking or singing, the voice of Joshua Davis is a disarming instrument: weathered and warm, as capable of conjuring confessional intimacy on a global stage as it is of making a small room, well off the beaten path, resonate with startling urgency and power. Couple it with an earnest poetic sensibility, a boundless work ethic, and an uncanny gift for connecting with audiences spanning generations, and it’s no wonder that Davis is now poised at the brink of the sort of widespread recognition that typically passes right over such a humble troubadour.

Over the past twenty years, Michigan-based Davis has honed an impressive range of skills – songwriter, bandleader, guitarist, and vocalist among them – in the most honest possible fashion: night after night, song after song, show after show Davis simply delivered every performance as though his life depended on it. Investing himself in the American musical diaspora, he has explored the common thread connecting folk, blues, jazz, ragtime, and country forms – discovering his personal perspective as a composer in the process.

“My sound is rooted in the folk tradition,” Davis explains, “but it’s not folk music. Terms like Americana, roots rock, and heartland rock come up, but there’s so much more to it than that. I’m not a purist: I play with that American folk lineage, I play with those metaphors.” His versatility and ravenous musical curiosity has resulted in a divergent and fervent output. Since his appearance as a finalist on Season 8 of NBC’s “The Voice”, Davis has been churning out an album a year and has plans to continue to do so. His sensibilities shine brightest on his latest trio of solo releases, each a thoughtful dispatch on life, love, change, and growth.

He’s currently touring in support of “Live From The Robin.” His first solo effort captures his essence in a way that pares his songs down to their emotional, musical and lyrical roots. Recorded over the span of two nights, this documents a raw and revealing glimpse of an artist who has his finger on the pulse of a culture, a culture that lives, loves and laughs, cries, mourns and heals. Joshua’s authenticity plucks all of the right heartstrings, soars on the updrafts, and plumbs the depths of the human experience. This is a deep and warm conversation with a room full of old friends. “I’ve wanted to make this album for years” says Davis. “And I’m so excited to share it. I love playing solo shows. It allows me the freedom to dig deep into my songs and really be in the moment with the audience.”

Joshua's musical odyssey gained momentum when he graced the stage of the acclaimed television show, The Voice. With his raw talent and magnetic stage presence, he captured the hearts of millions of viewers and judges alike. Throughout his time on the show, Joshua mesmerized audiences with his emotive performances, earning widespread acclaim and recognition.

Discover Joshua Davis's discography, including his critically acclaimed albums that have garnered praise for their lyrical depth and musical craftsmanship. Explore his upcoming tour dates and experience the magic of his live performances firsthand. Delve into Joshua's creative process through exclusive behind-the-scenes content, including interviews, studio sessions, and insights into the inspiration behind his music.

Join a community of music lovers who appreciate the artistry and passion that Joshua Davis brings to every song. Whether you're a longtime fan or just discovering his music, dive into the world of Joshua Davis and let his melodies weave their way into your heart and soul


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